Petrilli, Christina

Welcome to the Arbor Art Room!

Cartoon Snowman

Contact Information
Email Address:
Phone number(732)752-8652 Ext. 5501
Best way to reach me is by email.


About our art classes: Students will learn about the Elements of Art, artists from different cultures and time periods, and work in different media such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. I believe each student has his or her own artistic abilities. I encourage my students to engage with creative thinking, to appreciate art, and to discuss art.

We believe within the art department in Piscataway that the visual arts play an intrinsic part in our everyday lives, as they are vital to our learning and our well-being.
The Expectations, Rules and Consequences of the Art Room are linked on the left.

About student art work: Students will make their own art portfolios in the beginning of the school year. They will keep most of what they create in their art portfolio at school until June. This is because we display work all throughout the year!  Our Spring Art shows, exhibits and displays will be announced later in the year. 

You are welcome to check out the Photo Gallery link on the left to take a look at what 4th and 5th graders have created in past years.

This year's student artwork will be featured on our Instagram page! Please follow us @ArborArtRoom to stay up-to-date with on what's going on in art class!

About me: I received my Masters in Fine Art Education from Kean University and my BFA in Graphic Design from Marywood University. Before I became a teacher, I worked as a graphic designer. I also have minor studies in Art History and Dance. I studied art history in Florence, Italy and lived there for a summer! My favorite period in art history is the Renaissance. After school I teach at a dance studio and a yoga studio, as well as the Kids Yoga Club here at Arbor School!

This will be my 10th year working in the Piscataway School District.
I am looking forward to a great year of Art with all my students!


-- Ms. Petrilli